Red Hat has revealed that enterprises in Asia Pacific countries such as Australia, China, Hong Kong, Korea and Singapore have adopted Red Hat OpenStack Platform, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution, as part of their open hybrid cloud initiative.
CapitalOnline Data Service, China; CargoSmart, Hong Kong; Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong; Insurance Australia Group, Australia; Lotte Data Communication Company, Korea; MyRepublic, Singapore; STT Connect, Singapore; and CapitalOnline Data Service are customers who rely on Red Hat OpenStack Platform to power their hybrid and private clouds for mission-critical deployments.
“Red Hat OpenStack Platform combines the power of Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Red Hat OpenStack technology designed to deliver a scalable and more secure foundation to build and manage an open private or public cloud,” said Frank Feldmann, head of APAC office of technology, Red Hat.
CapitalOnline Data Service, a cloud computing service provider headquartered in Beijing, established an OpenStack private cloud to improve service availability, flexibility, and scalability while controlling storage costs.
The company chose Red Hat OpenStack Platform for its cloud environment as it provided the key dependencies — such as service capabilities, third-party drivers, system performance and greater security for its production environment.
Together with Red Hat Ceph Storage, and open source SDN, CapitalOnline reduced the cost for its customers by more than 50 percent as compared to using proprietary enterprise software.
“We wanted a highly efficient and flexible cloud environment that would help us optimize our infrastructure hardware resources and reduce our costs. We also needed SDN for our cloud services. Red Hat is known as the world’s leading open source solution provider,” said Zheng Yi, vice president, CapitalOnline Data Service.
CargoSmart, headquartered in Hong Kong, provides shipment management software solutions that help shipping companies and cargo terminals increase delivery reliability, reduce transportation costs and streamline operations.
CargoSmart initiated Network Optimization Engine (NOE) project, an IaaS initiative for maximizing booking revenue and increasing operational efficiency while reducing operating costs.
CargoSmart used Red Hat CloudForms and deployed Red Hat OpenStack Platform to create a stable, robust IT environment to support the NOE project.
The deployment enabled CargoSmart to speed up responses to business users’ requests and manage their virtual machines (VM), and also allowed the organization to use new self-service capabilities.
The new Red Hat environment assists CargoSmart to build VM, as well as operations and application systems, in 27 minutes. CargoSmart also reports that expanding and storing the CPU can take 3 minutes, and reduced provisioning time for a single VM from 8 hours to 20 minutes.
“Red Hat technology can be flexibly integrated with other open source software and is supported by a number of developers and distributors. With Red Hat solutions, we can now more easily evolve into a service provider and deliver IaaS and SaaS solutions to our customers,” said Eric Wong, general manager, CargoSmart.
Cathay Pacific developed an integrated hybrid cloud platform by implementing Red Hat technologies and services.
“The unified hybrid cloud has helped increase our agility, reduce cost and infrastructure footprint improving capacity planning and standardization of infrastructure builds,” said Kerry Peirse, general manager IT Infrastructure & Operations, Cathay Pacific Airways.
Lotte Data Communication, a subsidiary of Lotte Group and an IT service provider headquartered in Seoul, deployed Red Hat OpenStack Platform integrated with Red Hat Ceph Storage to integrate IT resources and increase efficiency.
“Red Hat OpenStack Platform has been effective in enabling us to continually expand to new service models and we were able to provide a public cloud service after creating an environment with minimal trial and error,” said Yoon-soo Kim, cloud service manager, Lotte Data Communication Company.
MyRepublic, an internet service provider (ISP) headquartered in Singapore, has deployed Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat CloudForms to create a modern cloud environment as part of the company’s open hybrid cloud initiative.
“We had a choice between proprietary and open source private cloud solutions, including vendors who offered custom open source solutions. We chose Red Hat OpenStack solution based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux — supported by Red Hat CloudForms management software and Red Hat Ceph Storage,” said Eugene Yeo, group CIO, MyRepublic Group.
STT Connect, part of ST Telemedia, chose Red Hat solutions, including Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Ansible Tower, and won new customers, cut operating costs and reduced time to market.
By moving to Red Hat technologies, STT Connect reports that it has experienced reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) by 15 percent and has achieved a 50 percent reduction in datacenter footprint.
The company gained better performance and achieved a greater rate of over-provisioning, helping to maximize its investment.
“As a Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider, our customers and partners can have greater confidence that they are running on a platform that has integrated innovative technology into a flexible service offering, designed to make the cloud more reliable and affordable,” said David Robinson, chief technology officer, STT Connect.
Red Hat Ceph Storage 3
Meanwhile, Red Hat announced Red Hat Ceph Storage 3, an upgrade to its software-defined object storage platform, with the introduction of support for block storage via iSCSI and file storage via CephFS.
With these additions, Red Hat Ceph Storage 3 extends the value of unified storage in OpenStack and heterogeneous environments, substantially broadening the use cases for the storage platform built for petabyte-scale deployments.
Radiance Technologies uses Red Hat Cloud Suite
Radiance Technologies, Inc. has deployed a tailored solution on behalf of the Department of Defense (DoD) using Red Hat Cloud Suite, to build and manage cloud applications.
Radiance Technologies, Inc., an employee owned small business offering services and products for government and commercial customers, received a new task order from DoD to help migrate a U.S. Air Force organization from its current network architecture to a scalable cloud infrastructure in 90 days.
The U.S. Air Force organization was looking for a scalable architecture which is dynamic to handle hundreds of robust VMs, and resilient capable of rapid automated redeployment. This environment must be able to operate in a complete stand-alone mode because of the organization’s security requirements.
“Given the breadth and complexity often involved in defense IT, the capability to more easily build cloud-native applications, deploy them and manage these workloads in a single platform can be important,” said Paul Smith, senior vice president and general manager, U.S. Public Sector, Red Hat.
“Other companies we spoke with were simply unable to meet our needs. Red Hat not only stepped up to the challenge, but also consistently brought their ‘A Team’ week after week throughout the entire engagement,” said Timothy Autry, assistant vice president, Cyber Engineering Operations, Radiance Technologies.